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    The Lower Sunbury Residents' Association Read More
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  • LOSRA's Aims

    LOSRA's Aims

    To optimise and enhance the quality of life for Lower Sunbury residents by all appropriate means Read More
  • Sunbury As It Was

    Sunbury As It Was

    Visit the LOSRA Gallery for images past and Present Read More
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Welcome to the LOSRA Website

As with any other local neighbourhood, the policies and actions which affect the character and future of Lower Sunbury are generally framed and implemented by a combination of local and national government, along with the vested interests and market forces which operate within those frameworks. Lower Sunbury is by no means unique in being under threat from a creaking infrastructure brought about by rapid urban development, the growth of traffic, and other pressures affecting the quality of life and the character of the area.

Working with the local authorities, we see it as the responsibility of residents’ and amenity groups such as LOSRA to address the underlying issues which fundamentally affect their members’ lives, as well as the minutiae of everyday life with which such groups are often concerned.

Please sign up to receive our regular e-bulletins by subscribing via the facility at the top left hand of this page. It goes without saying that, without your continued support we would cease to function so we urge you to join, or renew your membership now Subscriptions (£5 per household) for 2024 are now payable.

Monday, 12 June 2023 08:24

Local Plan's Public Examination Paused

Following the Extraordinary Council Meeting on 6 June 2023 where a motion was agreed to pause the remainder of the Local Plan examination hearings, the Chief Executive has written to the Planning Inspector to put forward this request on behalf of the Council.

On Thursday 8 June, the Inspector has written to the Council in which he states, "Having carefully considered the Council's request, I agree that in this specific circumstance a pause in the examination for a period of three months would be reasonable."

The Local Plan sets out where and when homes will be built up until 2037 and had reached the examination stage with an independent government inspector.

Our support for the draft Local Plan has been often publicly stated. It is not perfect but there are huge risks if we do not have a Plan, even for a short period. Our view was that the Examination in Public should go ahead as it is vital that Spelthorne has a valid and approved Local Plan in place to prevent the possibility of predatory planning applications for sites like Kempton Park, Stratton Road as well as sites in Staines, if there is no Plan as context for their consideration.

Though unsuccessful, we are grateful to councillors Sandra Dunn (Halliford and Sunbury West), Buddhi Weerasinghe (Sunbury East) and Matthew Lee (Sunbury East) for their support in opposing the motion.

Tuesday, 30 May 2023 14:12

AGM Newsletter Out Now

Our AGM will take place at the Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street on 21st June.

To see the agenda and up-to-date news items affecting Lower Sunbury, click here

Paper copies are currently being distributed with your copy of Sunbury Matters.

The most important stage in our new Spelthorne Local Plan - the Examination in Public run by the Planning Inspectorate - has just completed the first week of a total of three. Having a proper approved Local Plan will give the best protection possible to Green Belt in our Borough.

However, at an Extraordinary Council Meeting on 6 June, some local councillors are going to try and stop the Examination from continuing.

The financial cost to all Spelthorne Council Tax payers, and the risk to our Green Belt from not having a Local Plan, will be huge.

Please click here to sign this petition to help stop the delay!

Pre the Covid-19 pandemic, the Patient Participation Group (PPG) and Sunbury Health Centre ran an annual Patient Survey with the objective of gathering the views of patients about the Health Centre services and to act on patient feedback.

Now that services have reverted to pre- dominantly face to face appointments for the clinical team (comprising GPs, Paramedics, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and the Practice nursing team) and other services such as minor surgery and ear microsuction have recommenced, the PPG have re-introduced the Patient Survey.

The 2023 survey is available for patient feedback until 6th June. You can complete the survey online by using this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SHCPS2023 or scanning the QR code below or via the Practice website www.sunburyhealthcentre.co.uk. If you prefer, you can complete a paper copy (collect and return to the Practice).

The survey is anonymous and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

The responses will be analysed by the PPG and a report submitted to the Practice. The report will be discussed with the Practice Partners, Practice Management Team and the PPG. The survey results and subsequent action plan will be published in the autumn.

Sunbury Health Centre has a positive track record of acting on patient feedback and you are encouraged to take part in the survey.

Over the years Roger has done many gigs supporting well known artists over the years.

Bands/artists that he's supported include Nina Simone, David Sanborn, Manhattan Transfer, Marcus Miller, Clarence Carter, Vital Information, Herbie Hancock Trio, Tribute to Miles Davis (featuring Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Tony Williams & Wallace Roney), Garbage, Lee Scratch Perry, Roots, Suzanne Vega, Robben Ford, John Scofield with Eddie Harris, Spyrogyra, Robben Ford, Mike Stern & Bob Berg (with Dennis Chambers), Michael Buble, Alex Chilton, Marianne Faithful & Mike Oldfield.

Roger will be appearing with the Terence Collie Trio at the Riverside Arts Centre on Sunday, 4th June.

For further details, click here

The mystery in the air, murder backstage and music everywhere.
Book now for Terry Pratchett's Maskerade performed by the Riverside Players of Sunbury at the Riverside Arts Centre from 29th June to 1st July.
For booking details, click here
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